REVIEWS & PRESS
"Clara Young's performance in this role bypasses any cute-kid point scoring with its naturalism and charm. ItÕs a great marriage of material and performer."
— WBUR, Boston
"A young girl named Ellen (an adorable and extremely talented Clara Young) practicing her history report on World War I."
— The Berkshire Eagle
"Could Clara Young as Annie step into the role on Broadway?
Like overnight, she would be ready."
— WJTW FM CurtainUp,
Jan Davisson, December 7, 2013
"Driving to Jupiter to see this show for some indistinct reason is like flying into LaGuardia, catching a cab into Manhattan, and being dropped off at a mid town theatre to see a show which is fast becoming an American legend. And then, the curtain goes up and one witnesses 28 wonderful actors including Annie (a charming Clara Young) and her fellow (or should that be "sister") orphans"
— ENV magazine, Ron Levitt, December 8, 2013
"Clara Young provides her Annie with a crystal clear voice and
the right amount of a can do attitude."
— Broadwayworld.com, Michelle Petrucci
"Den mother to the other orphans is Annie, played by Clara Young, a 10 year old carrot topped ringer from New York guaranteed to melt theatergoers' hearts. She knows how to put across a song like the oft heard anthem "Tomorrow," without coming off like a miniature Merman."
— The Palm Beach Post, Hap Ernstein
"The lead role of Annie was played by 10 - year - old Clara Young, who's also been noted as the adorable Cindy - Lou Who from How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Now, as a timeless and vivacious little redhead Annie,she nailed it! Miss Young hit on all the refined facial expressions and took on all of her original movements. Her voice in the opening number Maybe hit you like Somewhere Out There did in An American Tail. She was riveting and always kept your attention and your heart melting."
— The Florida Insider, Ian Charles